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  • Severe menopausal symptoms? It could be your heart…
  • The severity of your menopausal symptoms could determine your risk for heart disease, according to a new study published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. While the study didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship between menopausal symptoms and heart disease, it's “yet another important study which highlights gender-specific risk factors for heart disease,... ››› more
  • [12 April 2018]
  • Another reason to eat your veggies: Healthy blood vessels
  • Your mother always told you to eat your veggies when you were younger. As it turns out, she was onto something: According to new Australian research, eating lots of vegetables can help older women keep their blood vessels healthy. The study found that the greatest benefit came from cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. It linked these strong-smel... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
  • A noisy workplace could lead to heart attack or stroke!
  • If your workplace is noisy, you're more likely to develop high blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a new US study conducted by a study team from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Ohio. The link between noisy jobs and hearing difficulties is nothing new, however, the new study offers fresh insight that louder work conditions might contribute to the risk factor... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
  • These are the biggest culprits of statin drug interactions
  • Many men and women between ages 40 and 75 take statin drugs to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact, in the United States, one in five people take these cholesterol-lowering drugs. While the use of statin drugs is common, what many users don't know is that mixing these drugs with certain supplements or even foods can make them less effective. Read on to learn about the biggest c... ››› more
  • [01 April 2018]
  • Your favourite Chinese takeaways may pose heart risks…
  • Chinese dishes like chow mein and sweet and sour pork are favourite takeaway dishes of many, but if your blood pressure is high, you might want to pass them on. A new analysis that looked at over 150 Chinese dishes found that many of them contain such high levels of salt that they may pose heart risks. Some dishes should even contain a warning label, the researchers said. Read on for more. N... ››› more
  • [20 March 2018]
  • Five tips for a heart-healthy Valentine's Day
  • What's more romantic than a bunch of flowers and box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? The gift of good health of course. Your partner may hold the key to your heart, but staying active and eating healthy provides the real key to a healthy heart. “Valentine's Day is the ideal time to focus on heart-healthy options for both you and your partner,” says Dr Kevin Campbell, a cardiologist based... ››› more
  • [13 February 2018]
  • Five natural ways to lower your triglycerides and prevent heart attack
  • When it comes to heart attack, you know that high blood pressure and cholesterol play a role. But what about elevated triglycerides? While many people overlook the dangers of having high triglycerides, high levels of these fats in your bloodstream is actually as dangerous as having high levels of LDL cholesterol! Studies haven't only tied high triglycerides to blocked blood flow to the heart... ››› more
  • [12 February 2018]
  • Crash diets may clog your heart and reduce its function!
  • It goes without saying that everyone wants a slim, sexy body. Some people are even willing to go on crash diets like The Master Cleanse, The XTreme Fat Loss Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet and The Grapefruit Diet to achieve it. It's no secret that insane diets like these leave you feeling starving, sick and dizzy. What you probably didn't know is that they can also wreak havoc on your heart. Accord... ››› more
  • [09 February 2018]
  • The little-known heart health benefit of quitting smoking
  • Quitting smoking comes with many benefits. After one day, your lungs start to clear. After two days, your body is free of nicotine and your sense of smell and taste improve. After three days, your energy levels increase and you can breathe more easily. And the list of benefits has just been extended - a study published in the American Heart Journal has revealed that smokers who've quit may also... ››› more
  • [21 December 2017]
  • Your risk of heart problems is double if you eat these carbs!
  • Attention, all women: Do you eat lots of blood sugar-spiking carbohydrates such as white bread and rice? In that case, we have bad news for you - a new study of about 48,000 subjects has found that women who eat lots of these carbs are at double the risk of developing heart problems. On the other hand, the study didn't associate complex carbs such as pasta and fruits to increased risk of heart ... ››› more
  • [07 June 2017]
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